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Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,160
Posted By RonS
I will check the toe-in. Do you know if this can...

I will check the toe-in. Do you know if this can be done with the airplane resting on the gear or do I need to jack it up?
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By RonS
Same. Worked out well.

Same. Worked out well.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,160
Posted By RonS
Yeah... these classic aero tires are pretty soft....

Yeah... these classic aero tires are pretty soft. I am planning to upgrade to a better tire but wanted to correct the issue before I just made it a more expensive problem. So i just bought another...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,160
Posted By RonS
Thanks. That's what I was thinking would be the...

Thanks. That's what I was thinking would be the best solution... Just wanted to check to see what Van's says. I don' know if there are an limitations on the amount of camber that can be shimmed out.
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,160
Posted By RonS
Uneven Tire Wear, Excessive Camber

I just replaced my left main tire after only my first 120 landings. The outside of the tire was extremely worn. See photos. I did a quick check with a digital level against the left wheel and found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By RonS
Thanks, Pierre. I'll give him a call. Ron

Thanks, Pierre. I'll give him a call.

Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By RonS
Anyone know a DPE?...

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a nice thanksgiving. Now that I've finished my RV-14A, I'm thinking about picking up where I left off many years ago on my instrument rating...

Does anyone know of a...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By RonS
There will be many rivets that cannot be reached...

There will be many rivets that cannot be reached with a squeezer. Also note that to use the squeezer, you'll need to run a compressor. Most compressors are pretty noisy.

During my build, I tried to...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,885
Posted By RonS
Slow build, First time builder, 1,229 hours over...

Slow build, First time builder, 1,229 hours over 20 months. I built the panel myself. This did not include paint. That will come later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By RonS
First Flight: RV-14A N3318S

After 20+ months of building, RV-14A, N3318S took flight for the first time today. I can't put into words how gratifying it was to leave the earth in a machine that I built. Special thanks to Jared...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By RonS
I used the Van's harness. For the CAN bus I...

I used the Van's harness. For the CAN bus I rerouted cable F2240 from the tail into the left wing. I then used F2309 going to the panel.

I used F2250 for power, backup power, and ground.

I created...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By RonS
Thanks, John!

Thanks, John!
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By RonS
Transition Training and Hangar

I emailed with Zack, the Van's East Coast rep, about transition training for the RV-14. He indicated that Van's is not offering transition training at this time due to COVID. Is anyone else doing...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By RonS
The GMU 11 is mounted in the left wing. I used...

The GMU 11 is mounted in the left wing. I used Van's ADAHRS mount which was intended for the GMU 22. But with a few mods it worked out well....
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,030
Posted By RonS
You can check my last few blog posts... I'm in...

You can check my last few blog posts... I'm in the process of wiring stuff up now so there are a number of relevant pics. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By RonS
The one in the picture is a copy that I had made...

The one in the picture is a copy that I had made from the original drawing that came in the plans. I thought maybe my copy was bad but went back to the plans to find that it matched the copy. The...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By RonS
Angry Canopy template on 38-39 not printed 1:1!!!

Plans page 38-21 Step 1 says to tape the template on page 38-39 to the canopy skin. The template say to check to make sure it is 1:1. It's not. Not only is it not printed 1:1, none of the layout...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 174,677
Posted By RonS
Got the panel put together

Nothing is wired yet but I cut the panels, covered them in flat black vinyl wrap, and labeled them. Then I got everything mounted. Tada!

Thanks to Jared Solomon for the inspiration on this (Okay......
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By RonS
Thanks, Scott. Didn't realize that the Cherry max...

Thanks, Scott. Didn't realize that the Cherry max rivets were actually stronger than solid rivets.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By RonS
Blind Rivets in Engine Mount Brackets

Just curious... Anyone know why the plans call for a mixture of solid and blind rivets fastening the engine mount brackets to the longerons? Why not just use all solid...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,126
Posted By RonS
I used Wordpress to create a blog. I take pics...

I used Wordpress to create a blog. I take pics with my phone and have them sync to google photos. Wordpress has the ability to import from google photo's so it's super easy. I spent maybe 4 or 5...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By RonS
Just curious... My fuselage kit should be...

Just curious... My fuselage kit should be delivered in about 30 days. What materials do you need for the fuselage that don't come with the kit?
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By RonS
What tools are helpful for Wings?

I've completed my empennage and just took delivery of my wings. Are there any tools that you found particularly helpful for the wings that I may not have needed or acquired for the empennage build?...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By RonS
What's the advantage of nylon over poly?

What's the advantage of nylon over poly?
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By RonS
I don't see a photo but perhaps it's the same...

I don't see a photo but perhaps it's the same issue i had posted about here... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167742. I emailed Van's support and they told me to flatten the...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,138
Posted By RonS
Hit this same issue last week. I picked up a...

Hit this same issue last week. I picked up a paint cutter arbor from Spruce which is threaded to accept my CS cutter and mounted it in the drill press....
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,956
Posted By RonS
Just wanted to close this out with the response...

Just wanted to close this out with the response from Van's support. They confirmed that these holes are not dimpled/riveted in the tri-gear version and recommended that I flatten them out and build...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,956
Posted By RonS
What's a tail spring? ;-) Actually... looking...

What's a tail spring? ;-)

Actually... looking forward in the plans, these holes appear to get drilled out for AN6 bolts in the tail dragger version on Page 10-28. See Fig 2.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,956
Posted By RonS
Thanks for the responses, guys. If you look at...

Thanks for the responses, guys.

If you look at 10-08, there are no rivets called out for those two holes. I can't find anything further into the plans that calls for anything to go in those holes....
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,956
Posted By RonS
Too many dimples in F-01412A Bulkhead?

The plans page 10-07 step 1 called for dimpling the #30 holes in the web of the bulkhead except as indicated in the figure. There are two holes that I don't think should have been dimpled though. In...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By RonS
I just completed mine this evening. I had the...

I just completed mine this evening. I had the same issue. The -3.5 rivets looked way to short for double flush riveting of these parts. I went with -4.5's and it came out perfect.
Forum: Builder Website Links 11-26-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,983
Posted By RonS
Smile https://ronslosberg.com/ Ron's RV-14A Build Log

I just started my RV-14A build. Please visit my build log at https://ronslosberg.com/. Constructive comments appreciated.

Ron
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